Apr 16, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo against the New York Mets at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo according to azcentral sports, had an x-ray on his left foot Friday, and said the stress fracture that has sidelined him for almost four weeks has shown big improvement. Trumbo talked to azcentral sports about the positive news: “I’m extremely pleased with it, at least,” Trumbo said. “At three weeks out sometimes it won’t show anything, but this looked really, really good.”
Trumbo would obviously love to get back on the field but is taking it slow going forward. Despite the quick progress of his recovery, he is likely to refrain from any on the field activity for another week. He’s been cleared by the medical staff to take the walking boot off because he is pain free, but he will be careful with that as well according to azcentral sports, “Essentially right now I don’t have any pain, but ultimately I’ve got to be smart, so I’ll probably take a few more days at least and we’ll figure out what’s going on,” he said.
When Trumbo went down with the injury in mid April it was just another blow for team that had already experienced to much bad luck to begin 2014. Trumbo was hitting .210 which is low, but his presence was felt in the middle of the lineup. His seven home runs are still tied for the team lead and his 19 RBI’s are fourth on the team. Trumbo was supposed to be a defensive liability this season has committed zero errors in left field this season, despite the team being near the top in most errors committed. Getting Trumbo back would obviously be great news for the lineup, especially the way the starters have been pitching lately.
Note: The Diamondbacks lost to the Dodgers in game 1 of the series 7-0 on Elvis Night in front of a crowd of over 31,000 at Chase Field. The Dodgers dominance of the Snakes continued. They are now 8-1 against Arizona this season, and are 6-0 on the Dbacks home turf including the two games played in Sydney. Zach Greinke pitched 8 shutout innings to improve to 7-1 and 2-0 against Arizona. Arizona starter Wade Miley went the six innings allowing four runs. Game 2 is tonight at 5:10pm with Chase Anderson going against Clayton Kershaw. Today is Gerardo Parra‘s bobblehead night.